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Definitiona disastrous event; or the distress resulting from it
- Ere long, I heard the click of the latch, and Catherine flew up-stairs, breathless and wild; too excited to show gladness: indeed, by her face, you would rather have surmised an awful calamity.Chapter 10 (24% in)
- I could not pursue them, however; and I dared not rouse the family, and fill the place with confusion; still less unfold the business to my master, absorbed as he was in his present calamity, and having no heart to spare for a second grief!Chapter 12 (85% in)
- And would it not be foolish to mourn a calamity above twenty years beforehand?'Chapter 22 (36% in)
- On the succeeding morning I was laid up, and during three weeks I remained incapacitated for attending to my duties: a calamity never experienced prior to that period, and never, I am thankful to say, since.Chapter 23 (93% in)
There are no more uses of "calamity" in Wuthering Heights.
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